As told by
Rtr. Chinthani Kumaradasa,
The second phase of the leadership development support program under Training & Leadership Development Avenue of Rotaract District 3220 was successfully held on the 23rd of October 2016 at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Orion City. The idea was to make a platform for the Rotaractors to have self development experience by interacting with modern leaders.
Presidents, Secretaries and members of many Rotaract clubs of District 3220 joined this event. The guest speaker was Mr. Sanjeev Jayaratnam, the Founder and Partner at Revelations Academy of Performing Arts and Creativity. The discussion started with one simple question, “What are the main qualities of a leader, or what are the main leadership qualities that you see in a great leader?”. Sharing his personal experiences the participants were given a better understanding of being an effective leader. One of the most important qualities that was discussed was “Integrity”; which is really hard to find in the modern days and also hard to explain. If you took part in the workshop, you would even read what he said that on that day, in your mind right now, “Yes, it is doing what is right even when no one is watching you”.
Along with living examples and brainstorm questions in between, he kept the audience alive while speaking to their hearts. Being an entrepreneur and taking up decisions with risks were on debate. This took place for nearly two hours and then the Q&A session was started. The enthusiastic future leaders had so many questions and they all were answered by him with well equipped examples. It was more of an informational discussion than a mere lecture.
Photographs courtesy of Rotaract District 3220